Some Early Legislative Success

Posted February 3, 2015 at 2:01 pm     Category: General

In mid-January the New Hanover County Commission was successful in securing 2 statewide legislative goals on the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners’ legislative agenda. Both of these goal-issues have … Read More »


Posted January 5, 2015 at 2:27 pm     Category: General

2014 is in the rear view mirror. While much was accomplished and we’re proud of what we got done, nonetheless, everyone on staff at New Hanover County is focused on … Read More »

Strategic Plan Progress Metrics

Posted December 19, 2014 at 10:20 am     Category: General

In 2012 the county committed fully to advancing its strategic plan (you can find the entire plan here) by formulating its annual budget around policy focus areas and articulating 6 … Read More »

School Bonds

Posted December 1, 2014 at 12:41 pm     Category: General

In early November nearly 64 percent of those that voted in the New Hanover County general election checked yes to the question for $160 million in school bonds for the … Read More »


Posted November 24, 2014 at 8:07 am     Category: General

This week begins what I consider the most important holiday of the year: Thanksgiving. It’s the time so many of us reflect on where we’ve been, what we’ve faced, what … Read More »

Economic Development

Posted November 13, 2014 at 3:56 pm     Category: General

New Hanover County leaders have made economic development a priority. I can point to partnerships in the past 18 months that have led to more than 500 new private-sector jobs … Read More »

Second citizen satisfaction survey

Posted October 24, 2014 at 11:46 am     Category: General

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ll remember that I recently wrote about the public promise of New Hanover County. If you’re a first time reader, I want … Read More »

New Hanover County Makes You Safe, Healthy, and Well

Posted October 14, 2014 at 11:49 am     Category: General

The proverbial question: What do I get for my tax dollars? It’s a fair question, and it’s one that any county government should be in position to answer without fail or … Read More »

Fire Study

Posted October 7, 2014 at 3:33 pm     Category: General

You may have recently read headlines noting that a professional fire service consultant is recommending that New Hanover County and the City of Wilmington consolidate its fire departments. However, when … Read More »

First Tuesday in November

Posted October 1, 2014 at 1:02 pm     Category: General

The first Tuesday in November, election day, is only a month away. If you’re already registered to vote in New Hanover County, keep November 4 in your foresight. You have the … Read More »